The South is famous for smoked ham. It’s fried for breakfast, sliced for sandwiches and popular in this party favourite. It’s called a salad, but is really more of a dip or spread, perfect for serving alongside its retro cousins, pimento cheese dip (see video below) and devilled eggs, for an impressive start to a big family gathering like Thanksgiving. Southern ham salad is a great way to use up leftover Christmas ham and you can turn it into a salad by piling it on top of a bed of mixed green leaves. Try it with a glass of Electric Marsanne from Dirty Black Denim in Heathcote, Victoria. Leftovers keep for 4–5 days refrigerated.
Makes about 1½ cups